3. The hCG Diet
HCG is a hormone the body produces during gestation, and it is what pregnancy tests detect. They have also made drugs by extracting hCG, but they had some pretty unpleasant side-effects. While it was touted as being a weight-loss aid, the fact is that it didn’t work unless dieters consumed only about 500 calories every day, which will result in drastic weight loss all by itself. The fact is, this was a bogus diet method that caused headaches, swelling, and mood swings.
4. Dieting with Cotton Balls
Really? This diet demanded that one soak cotton balls in fruit juice to make the easier to get down, then eat them. They offer no nutritional value, and they have great potential for getting stuck in our innards. The result of this includes gangrene, internal bleeding, and ulcers. The cotton blockage is referred to as ‘bezoar’, and having one inside of you will indeed curb your appetite. Heck, it will make you sick.